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Ball Aerospace to Support NASA Solar Cruiser; Dr. Makenzie Lystrup Quoted

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Ball Aerospace has been selected to support a NASA small satellite technology demonstration, Solar Cruiser. Ball will perform several mission-critical functions, including the integration and test of the satellite bus with the solar sail system that will form the completed Sailcraft. Ball’s efforts will inform on the use of solar photons for propulsion in space. 

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Ball Aerospace Supports PDR Completion for NASA’s SPHEREx Mission

Dr. Makenzie Lystrup

Ball Aerospace has supported the completion of the preliminary design review (PDR) for NASA's Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer (SPHEREx). "This latest program milestone is an important step forward in realizing NASA's mission to peer into the history of the universe," said Dr. Makenzie Lystrup, vice president and general manager, Civil Space, Ball Aerospace.

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Ball Aerospace Completes CDR of MethaneSAT Flight System; Dr. Makenzie Lystrup, Cassandra Ely Quoted

Dr. Makenzie Lystrup

Ball Aerospace has successfully completed the critical design review (CDR) of the flight system and advanced spectrometer instrument that will be integrated onto a 350-kilogram satellite for MethaneSAT, a subsidiary of the non-profit Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). The completion of CDR has enabled Ball to move into part fabrication and assembly.

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DIU Selects Ball Aerospace to Develop Prototype Antenna for Navy Ships; Dr. Jake Sauer Quoted

Dr. Jake Sauer

Ball Aerospace has been selected by the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to develop a prototype of a multi-band, low-observable satellite communications antenna for the U.S. Navy's stealth ships, the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class destroyers, the company reported on Tuesday.

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NASA Completes Initial Systems Test for James Webb Space Telescope

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NASA has concluded assembly and initial full-systems testing of the James Webb Space Telescope built by Northrop Grumman and Ball Aerospace ahead of electrical analysis and critical software operations for the observatory. NASA said that the comprehensive systems test (CST) serves as the first full-systems evaluation for the telescope to assess the performance of its software and electronic parts.

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NOAA Selects Ball Aerospace to Conduct Operational Weather Studies; Dr. Makenzie Lystrup Quoted

Dr. Makenzie Lystrup

Ball Aerospace was selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to conduct four, six-month study contracts that will inform mission, spacecraft and instrument concepts for future operational weather architectures and Earth observation capabilities. 

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DoD Eyes Commercial, Nat’l Security Transition for Space Tech Under ‘Hallmark’ Program

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The Department of Defense (DoD) is coordinating with national security organizations and commercial entities as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency prepares to conclude its research and development program for space situational awareness technologies this year.

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USAF Decommissions 22-Year-Old Weather Data Satellite

The U.S. Air Force and its partners have decommissioned a satellite that provided global weather data for over two decades. The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Flight 14 satellite performed more than 118K orbits throughout its operational life before the decommissioning on Feb. 11, Los Angeles Air Force Base said Thursday.

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